Volaris Begins New Nonstop Flights to Mexico City from Oakland International Airport
-- Convenient Travel Now Available from Bay Area to Mexico’s Capital --
Oakland, Calif. (March 17, 2011) — Volaris Airlines, headquartered in Santa Fe, Mexico D.F., has announced plans to expand low-cost, daily nonstop service between Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Mexico City (MEX) beginning May 6. Now, Bay Area travelers have 21 weekly flights to choose from between OAK and Mexico as Volaris also operates two daily nonstop flights to Guadalajara.
Volaris’ daily nonstop flight between OAK and Mexico City will operate as follows:
|OAK to MEX||MEX to OAK|
|12:20 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||7:55 p.m.||10:30 p.m.|
|Volaris flights arrive and depart OAK’s Terminal 1. MEX daily flight begins on May 6, 2011. All times are local.|
“We are pleased that Volaris is increasing its economic impact in Oakland by adding convenient nonstop travel between Oakland International and Mexico City, the capital of Mexico and largest city in the Americas, in addition to their double- daily service to Guadalajara,” said Deborah Ale Flint, Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland. “San Francisco Bay Area residents have many reasons to travel to Mexico City. Volaris is responding by adding its first international flight to this in-demand destination,” she elaborated. For those traveling from Mexico City, Ale Flint added, “They will enjoy an easy, efficient airport experience at Oakland International, and outstanding access to all of the San Francisco Bay Area business centers and tourism attractions.
”Volaris, Mexico’s second largest carrier, began service at Oakland in July 2009 and operates from Terminal 1. OAK is the fourth largest airport in California and the additional flight will make it the third largest gateway to Mexico.
A commercial agreement between Volaris and Southwest Airlines allows both carriers’ customers to travel between a variety of destinations in both the U.S. and Mexico. Passengers from Seattle, Portland, Spokane, Boise and Reno-Tahoe will be able to make easy connections to the Mexico City flight at OAK. Travelers currently enjoy the ability to purchase tickets on each others’ websites.
Volaris is Mexico’s most efficient low-cost airline, offering its Clients a unique travel experience, operating the country’s youngest and most modern fleet, composed of 26 A320 airplanes averaging 4 years in service. Volaris has 48 routes connecting 25 cities in Mexico and six in the U.S., including Los Angeles, Oakland/San Francisco, San Jose, Chicago, Las Vegas and Fresno. The carrier started operations in March 2006, and has over 1,800 Ambassadors – or employees – committed to offering outstanding service to Clients and suppliers.
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